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Bach: Franzosische Suiten, Bwv 812-817

Bach,J.s. / Frantz
Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Ars Produktion   Catalog #: 38115   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The "French Suites" were devised as a technically less challenging preliminary level in learning the organ, situated between the studies of "Inventions and Sinfonias" and the "English Suites", the so called 'large' suites, and "Partitas". Bach's composing a remarkable number of pieces with a didictic purpose for the piano can be considered as an attempt to further his reputation as a teacher. Caspar Frantz combines his recording of the French Suites with two less known suites which demonstrate, that discoveries are still possible even in such a well-known ouevre like Bach's. The "French Suites" were devised as a technically less challenging preliminary level in learning the organ, situated between the studies of "Inventions and Sinfonias" and the "English Suites", the so called 'large' suites, and "Partitas". Bach's composing a remarkable number of pieces with a didictic purpose for the piano can be considered as an attempt to further his reputation as a teacher. Caspar Frantz combines his recording of the French Suites with two less known suites which demonstrate, that discoveries are still possible even in such a well-known ouevre like Bach's. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2012 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 9 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2012 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 13 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
French Suite no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2012 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 11 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2012 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 11 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2012 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 15 Minutes 0 Secs. 
6.
French Suite no 6 in E major, BWV 817 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2012 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 13 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Suite in A minor, BWV 818a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2012 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 11 Minutes 12 Secs. 
8.
Suite in E flat major, BWV 819a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1730s; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2012 
Venue:  Immanuelskirche Wuppertal 
Length: 9 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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